PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academic Freedom http://www.chronicle.com/section/Academic-Freedom/10/ 2017-10-18T09:15:55-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Anxieties Over a Donor’s Role in a Faculty Search Boil Over at Case Western http://www.chronicle.com/article/Anxieties-Over-a-Donor-s/241442 2017-10-12T20:30:41-04:00 Faculty members protested the role of members of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on the search committee. Then the dean fired back. By Liam Adams Under Fire, These Professors Were Criticized by Their Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Under-Fire-These-Professors/240457 2017-06-28T02:27:00-04:00 This year has seen a rash of free-speech controversies involving faculty members. In many cases, their college or university criticized them. The Chronicle has been tracking such incidents. Here’s another example. By Chris Quintana Scholars See Bad Omens in Pulled Sponsorship of ‘Julius Caesar’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-See-Bad-Omens-in/240322 2017-06-12T22:17:00-04:00 The corporate response to a production of the play in which the assassinated ruler resembles President Trump has scholars thinking that studying the arts is more important than ever. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Subdued Reception for Controversial Scholar Shows Just How Fluky Free-Speech Flashpoints Can Be http://www.chronicle.com/article/Subdued-Reception-for/239590 2017-03-24T04:55:00-04:00 Charles Murray’s talk three weeks ago at Middlebury College resulted in violence and roiled higher ed. What does it say that the reaction hasn’t reoccurred? By Chris Quintana What Could Middlebury Have Done to Avoid a Free-Speech Fracas? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Could-Middlebury-Have/239421 2017-03-07T04:46:37-05:00 Despite careful preparations and lots of listening beforehand, the event with Charles A. Murray still ended in an ugly fashion. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Scuffle and a Professor's Injury Make Middlebury a Free-Speech Flashpoint http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Scufflea-Professors/239412 2017-03-05T17:42:00-05:00 “We failed to live up to our core values,” the college’s president said of the chaos that erupted during and after a lecture by Charles Murray, the polarizing political scientist best known for The Bell Curve. By Brock Read Through Petitions, Professors Exercise a 'Special Duty to Speak Out' http://www.chronicle.com/article/Through-Petitions-Professors/239334 2017-02-27T04:44:00-05:00 Over the past year they've signed open letters on climate change, immigration, academic freedom, and college controversies. Do their efforts make any difference? By Audrey Williams June Why Is a University’s Top Lawyer Seeking an Outspoken Professor’s Emails? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-a-University-s-Top/239199 2017-02-15T04:55:00-05:00 A public-records request submitted by the general counsel at the University of Oregon is raising concerns about privacy and academic freedom. By Adam Harris Lawmakers in 2 States Propose Bills to Cut Tenure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-in-2-States-Propose/238890 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 The efforts have prompted academics to cry foul over assaults on academic freedom. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz How One College Quelled Controversy Over a Koch-Financed Center http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Quelled/237984 2016-10-04T04:55:00-04:00 Western Carolina University faced a faculty rebellion over plans to use funds from the conservative Charles Koch Foundation to create a new research center on free enterprise. It found ways to render the gift agreement much easier for critics to swallow. By Peter Schmidt How the Salaita Incident Imperiled the Program That Tried to Hire Him http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Salaita-Incident/237657 2016-09-01T00:59:00-04:00 After revoking a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, in 2014, the University of Illinois’s flagship felt repercussions on a global scale. The dwindling fortunes of its American Indian-studies program show there were internal consequences, too. By Lee Gardner Tenure Rights and the Rise of Title IX: a Looming Culture Clash http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Rightsthe-Rise-of/236014 2016-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 The controversy over sexual-harassment cases at Berkeley highlights the larger battle over faculty protections and the call for a swift conclusion of complaints. By Robin Wilson How Christian Colleges Might Pick Their Battles More Wisely http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Christian-Colleges-Might/235060 2016-01-27T04:55:00-05:00 The author of a new book on Christian colleges and academic freedom says the institutions could uphold their faith without unnecessary clashes with instructors. By Peter Schmidt Melissa Click’s Inbox http://www.chronicle.com/article/Melissa-Click-s-Inbox/234891 2016-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 The 12 kinds of email a professor got after she became a national spectacle. By Steve Kolowich College Wrestles With Controversy Over Its Response to Professor’s Religious Views http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Wrestles-With/234867 2016-01-11T04:56:20-05:00 A dispute at Wheaton College of Illinois that started with a Facebook post about Christianity and Islam could end in a professor’s dismissal. For other faculty members at the evangelical Christian institution, that raises troubling questions. By Beth McMurtrie U. of Illinois Settles the Salaita Case, but Will That Help It Move On? http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Settles-the/234187 2015-11-13T04:55:00-05:00 While the legal drama is over, academic boycotts remain in place. By Lee Gardner Star Scholar Resigns From Northwestern, Saying It Doesn't Respect Academic Freedom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Star-Scholar-Resigns-From/232601 2015-08-26T04:55:14-04:00 Alice Dreger, an author and professor of medical humanities, says a dean tried to censor portions of an essay in a journal she guest-edited. By Tom Bartlett Louisiana State’s Firing of Salty Professor Renews Worries About Faculty Rights http://www.chronicle.com/article/Louisiana-State-s-Firing-of/233658 2015-06-26T04:55:04-04:00 The university has drawn new scrutiny for dismissing a tenured instructor mainly for using obscene language and jokes around students. By Peter Schmidt U. of Kansas Takes Narrow View of Lecturer’s Privacy Rights in Records Dispute http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Kansas-Takes-Narrow-View/230507 2015-05-29T04:57:38-04:00 In a court filing, the university argues that only higher-education institutions, and not their individual faculty members, have a right to academic freedom under the First Amendment. By Peter Schmidt Steven Salaita’s New (Temporary) Career: Public Speaker http://www.chronicle.com/article/Steven-Salaita-s-New/149675 2014-10-28T04:55:00-04:00 Rejected by the University of Illinois for tweets critical of Israel, the scholar ponders his next move. By Sydni Dunn